Saturday, February 25, 2012

He-Man Woman Haters Club Report: Aspirin, Radical Girl Scouts, and Married Abstinence

With classism, racism, and homophobia already in the mix, why wouldn't the GOP add in some sexism too:
  • Given that Rick Santorum believes outlawing birth control should be one of the central goals of his Presidency, George Stephanopoulos was clearly a "paid Democratic hitman" who was "under orders" to ask Mitt Romney about the issue.  That or Dick Morris and Sean Hannity realize that this issue is going to be deadly for Republicans in the fall and are desperate for Romney not to have to tack right on it.
  • Remember last week when I wrote about the proposed Virginia law that would require a probe be inserted into a woman's vagina without her consent before she could get an abortion? Well, CNN's Dana Loesch doesn't see a problem with it because "they had no problem having similar to a trans-vaginal procedure when they engaged in the act that resulted in their pregnancy."  Now putting aside the fact that some women seeking abortions are doing so because they were raped and never consented to everything, especially disgusting is the implication that if a woman ever consents to being "vaginally penetrated" by anything under any circumstances she is consenting to being "vaginally penetrated by all possible things in all possible circumstances.  Because apparently in 2012 if a woman doesn't have an intact hymen she's ruined anyway, at least to conservatives.
  • In other followup news, Fox News Liz Trotta refuses to apologize for her comments last week that women in the military should "expect to be sexually assaulted."
  • New Hampshire Republican State Rep. Lynne Blankenbeker believes that if a married couple don't have insurance they should just practice abstinence until "you decide you want to get pregnant you can refrain from abstinence."  So please stop telling me that conservatives think sex is a special thing that belongs only in the sacred confines of marriage.  They don't, they believe that sex is only for procreation and anything else is dirty and wrong.  And lets let them run on that message.

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